Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
November 1861

Richmond Daily Dispatch
November 25, 1861

From Gen. Floyd's camp.

The following extract of a letter is from a friend in the Floyd Brigade, and exposes another specimen of Yankee impudence:

Camp near Raleigh C. H., November 19, 1861.

The Yankees sent in a flag of truce to-day : haven't yet heard for what purpose; but, no doubt, it is a mere pretext to afford themselves some idea of our strength and position : but our General would not allow them to come within our lines. P. S.--Have just ascertained what the flag of truce amounted to. The Yankees sent over to propose that they would take no more Secessionist prisoners provided we would not take any more Union men. The proposition was addressed to the Commander of the forces lately encamped on Cotton Hill! Col. Wharton returned to them the answer, that he would receive no communication which was not addressed to Brigadier-General John B. Floyd. I am perfectly well, and shall be busily engaged as Judge Advocate in a general court-martial for several days, besides being temporarily acting as Assistant Adjutant-General, and, therefore, cannot write. P.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: November 1861

West Virginia Archives and History